Arabic Genie On Facebook

Posted on: Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 0 comments

This is just a quick announcement to let you know that Arabic Genie is now on facebook with its own unique URL. Go ahead and become a fan at the fanpage to stay up-to-date with all the latest developments, blog posts and product releases. Hope you guys enjoy it!

Arabic Calligraphy – Inner Wealth Is Better Than Other Wealth

Posted on: Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 4 comments

Arabic calligraphy of the proverb “inner wealth is better than other (types) of wealth”: غنى النفس أفضل من غنى المال ghinaa an-nafs afDal min ghinaa al-maal

New: Arabic Letters Application

Posted on: Saturday, August 21st, 2010 1 comments

I’ve been receiving a lot of requests from readers of this blog and my book The Magic Key To The Arabic Alphabet to create an application that helps them with the pronunciation of the Arabic letters. Well, after some trial and error I am proud to announce that the Arabic … Continue reading

Arabische Tattoos – angesagt bei den Promis

Posted on: Friday, August 13th, 2010 6 comments

Arabische Tattoos sind definitiv im Trend in der Welt der Reichen und Berühmten. Und ich meine hier nicht temporäre Tattoos, wie z.B. Henna. Das überrascht vielleicht, weil man kaum irgendwelche Tattoos in der arabischen Welt sieht. Aber im Westen sind Tätowierungen nichts anrüchiges mehr. Heutzutage sagt ein Tattoo nichts mehr … Continue reading

Arabic Dictionaries

Posted on: Sunday, July 25th, 2010 0 comments

Arabic Dictionary: al-Mawrid

Updated: 14 July 2013 Arabic dictionaries are crucial for learners of the Arabic language. Using the right dictionary can save you hours of frustration searching for that elusive Arabic word. I’ll show you some of the best Arabic dictionaries I’ve used – both hardcopies and online. Physical Arabic Dictionaries Al-Mawrid … Continue reading

Arabic Chat Example

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 12 comments

A few months ago I published an article about the Arabic chat alphabet. If you are new to the concept of the Arabic chat alphabet, please read that article first. Today I want to continue this topic by providing two example sentences written in Arabic English and showing how they … Continue reading

The Truth Will Set You Free

Posted on: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 1 comments

Here is the Arabic translation of the famous quote from the Bible “The truth shall/will set you free” (John 8:32): الحق يحرركم Pronunciation: al-Haqqu yuHarrirukum In picture format: With all the tashkeel and harakaat: Of course, if you are looking to get this phrase as a tattoo, then you should … Continue reading

How To Learn Persian From Arabic

Posted on: Sunday, June 27th, 2010 3 comments

When you learn one romance language like Spanish, it becomes much easier to learn a related language such as Italian. The same is true for Arabic and Persian (Farsi), even though they are not related linguistically – i.e. they don’t have a common origin. The reason why it is much … Continue reading

Beauty of the Soul – Calligraphy

Posted on: Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 9 comments

In a comment on one of my blog posts on Arabic tattoos a reader suggested that جمال الروح djamaal ar-rooH (beauty of the soul) might be a good phrase for a tattoo. I like this phrase and have created a calligraphic design of it below: If you are interested in … Continue reading

Mysterious Arabic Calligraphy #2

Posted on: Friday, May 14th, 2010 5 comments

Firdaus sent me the following picture with the request to identify the Arabic writing in this tattoo: The writing is an artistic calligraphic rendering of on top: حب (Hubb) and on bottom: سلام (salaam) which mean “love” and “peace” respectively. Confusingly, the dot that belongs to the letter baa’ is … Continue reading

“How To Write My Name In Arabic”

Posted on: Friday, May 7th, 2010 58 comments

5 crucial tips to get the correct translation of your name in Arabic Whether you are thinking about getting your name in Arabic as a tattoo or you just want to know what your name would look like written in Arabic letters, you will know exactly what to do after … Continue reading


Posted on: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 4 comments

Kitty sent me the following e-mail to ask for a tattoo design in Arabic for “miracle”: Hi! My name is Kitty! I saw on internet that you translate from english to arabic! I would like to make a tattoo with the word “miracle”! I have been searching for it for … Continue reading

Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death

Posted on: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 4 comments

Jay asked me for the Arabic translation of Psalm 23:4 of the Bible: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. There are a few different versions of … Continue reading

Imperfection is Beauty

Posted on: Friday, April 30th, 2010 4 comments

Christine asked me to take a look at a translation of “imperfection is beauty” which she obtained from a friend: لعيب هو الجمال It seems that this translation is accurate on the whole, but one letter probably got lost when copy and pasting the text. It should read: العيب هو … Continue reading

Arabic Tattoo Design For “The Stars”

Posted on: Friday, April 16th, 2010 1 comments

Here is an Arabic tattoo design for “the stars”, which is included in my Arabic Tattoos eBook: In plain text: النجوم This is pronounced an-nudjoom.

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